webOS is dead. Time to move on.
Well, even more Open webOS action on YouTube!
And on the netbook, the resolution is insufficient:
But I’m sure he did it because he can.
It’s all in French but a very pretty video for those of you with desktop systems that can do this.
I am more excited than I probably should be seeing these!
Cards! Cards on a NookColor!
These days I’m glad to see anything being done with Open webOS.
Developers for PIC have been hard at work over the last couple weeks developing a port of Open webOS for the Google/Samsung Nexus S 4G phone. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but we’ve recently reached a milestone where we get to the Luna unlock screen, after which it crashes. we’re now working to get it stable, after which we will be working on getting the touch screen functional so we can log in and start interacting with the UI.
PIC’s approach in this project differs from that currently being pursued in other porting projects such as the Galaxy Nexus by webOS Ports, in that rather than have webOS exist separately from Android and provide an alternate boot option, our implemention aims for more of an integration with the Android operating system. Our vision for this project envisions a scenario in which users are able to switch quickly between the two systems without having to reboot, presenting a more convenient way for those webOS users who rely on Android apps to be able to access them. In addition, this will also potentially provide better access to phone specific hardware for which good driver options are not available for webOS.
That’s an interesting approach.
I’m glad to read that, but the TechCrunch analysis is plain screwy:
But what will HP do with it in the end? As The Powerbase points out, let’s just hope that HP is not foolish enough to put WebOS back into the consumer market.
The future of WebOS is in the enterprise. The market is not sewn up. Apple has taken a good lead but the company is not committed to making an enterprise play. The Android platform is fractured, RIM is all but dead and Android is too fractured.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
That’s just nuts.
Innovation does not come from the Enterprise. It comes from the Consumer market.
Did Jobs for one moment ever consider making the iPhone for the Enterprise? No. And can you argue with the money Apple has made? Apple didn’t even give in to Enterprise security demands and release an iPhone model without a camera.
New York Times: Meg Whitman’s Toughest Campaign: Retooling H.P.
I don’t think I’ve ever read a more insulting piece about a company’s CEO in my entire tech life. Insulting to users.
Some choice quotes before I go off like a rocket:
She believes that mobile devices, cloud computing and Big Data will re-energize H.P.
From Ms. Whitman’s high vantage, the trends of mobile, cloud and Big Data resolve into a single phenomenon: the creation and exploitation of Information Everywhere. H.P. makes consumer devices, in addition to servers for the cloud, sensor networks, and analysis software. Instead of standing at the confluence of the phenomenon, though, H.P. is on the sidelines, with most of the parts but none of the integration to make it a leader.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me
What the hell? What the bloody hell?
If HP is sitting on the “sidelines,” it’s Whitman’s own damn fault!